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Jacobs Jr. Cyber Security Sustainment Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Jr. Cyber Security Sustainment Engineer


Are you looking for an exciting,challenging and rewarding position supporting the cyber needs of our Nation’shighest priority Missile Warning, Missile Defense and Space missions?Then look no further and join our NISSC II teamof cyber professionals!The NISSC IICyber team supports all facets of cybersecurity and cyber defense to ensure theaccurate, timely, and unambiguous warning and attack assessment of Air, Missileand Space threats to our Nation—including visibility of National CommandAuthority (NCA) leaders and the President of the United States!

As a member of our elite teamyou will be engaged in one of many facets of cybersecurity from cyber andsystem requirements definition, acquisition and compliance validation, tosystems security engineering design, development and integration, and/or thecreation and maintenance of authorization and assessment documentationnecessary to ensure our mission-critical systems maintain approval tooperate.

Our mission and yourcontributions are vital to our National Security, and include direct support tothe North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Northern Command(NORTHCOM), Homeland Defense,Strategic Command (STRATCOM) and United StatesSpace Force (USSF) Air, Missile, and Space Warning missions supported fromCheyenne Mountain, Offutt AFB, Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, Vandenberg AFB andforward user and sensor sites around the world.

Coordinatesand provides technical guidance and leadership to a group engaged in supportingtechnical computer system design and operations. Coordinates and reviews workof others for techniques, procedures, and technical approach. Reviews thebuilding and/or debugging of hardware and software to identify and correctdifficult problems using technically advanced, problem-solving skills.Develops, modifies, and maintains complex computer system procedures.Interprets and analyzes processing anomalies for computer systems and takescorrective action.

Oversees all test and installation of network/systemconnections, configures and debugs network/system equipment. Prepares andcritiques technical reports and memoranda. Assists management in definingcomputer system requirements and upgrades. Authorizes the selection of newcomputer equipment including hardware and software. Coordinates and schedulessystem upgrades and maintenance. Typically requires an AS degree in a computerfield and 8 years of related experience. Progressive and relevant education,training, and/or certification(s) may be substituted for a portion of thedegree and experience requirements.


  • Provide cybersecurity engineering services andsupport to the Sustainment Maintenance and Modification Services (SMMS) programas directed by the Systems Security Engineering Chief Product Owner (CPO)

  • Collaborate with hardware engineers, softwareengineers, software assurance engineers, systems integrators and test teamssupporting the development, testing, installation, and deployment ofcyber-compliant solutions

  • Support the establishment, installment, andenforcement of security architectures; integrate new architectural featuresinto existing infrastructures; design cybersecurity architectural artifacts;perform architectural analysis of cyber security features and ensure thesuccessful integration of cyber-compliant solutions into system “as is” and “tobe” technical baselines

  • Provide systems security engineeringrecommendations, develop cybersecurity assessment plans and cybersecurity testplans to ensure proper system hardening and to resolve/overcome integration andtesting issues

  • Assess and mitigate system securitythreats/risks throughout the Operations, Maintenance (O&M) and Sustainmentlife cycles

  • Contribute to the security planning, assessment,risk analysis, risk management, authorization and assessment and cybersecurityawareness activities for all facets of the Missile Warning, Missile Defense andSpace systems and networking operations

  • Ensure system security needs are established andmaintained for O&M and Sustainment upgrades, operations development,security requirements definition, security risk assessment, systems analysis,systems design, security test and evaluation, assessment and authorization,systems hardening, vulnerability, testing and scanning, and configurationmanagement

  • Work within an Agile methodology to completeassigned stories and tasks to meet program feature and increment milestones andoperational fielding timelines

  • Support deployment activities in the TestDevelopment Facility (TDF) and/or onsite as necessary

  • Assesses system vulnerabilities and generatesmonthly Vulnerability Status Reports/Cybersecurity Verification Results asrequired


  • Bachelor’s degree with 4-8 years of relatedexperience; Master’s degree with 2-4 years related experience, or 8 years ofrelated experience in lieu of a degree

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with the ability toattain/maintain a Top Secret clearance

  • DoD 8140/8570 IAT Level II (Security CE, GSEC orsimilar)

  • Security engineering skills with a workingknowledge of cybersecurity technology and DoD/Federal cybersecurity policy(i.e., CNSSI 1253, DoDI 8500.01, NIST SP 800-53, etc.).

  • Hands-on experience with Windows and Unixoperating systems

  • Understanding of networking, subnetting,firewalls, NAT, ACL's, etc

  • Experience with MS Office suite of tools (i.e.Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

  • Familiarity or experience with Agile softwaredevelopment methodologies, i.e. Scrum, Kanban, SAFe

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance

  • ACAS/ Nessus / Security Center

  • STIG/SCAP compliance scanning and implementation

  • HBSS (ePolicy Orchestrator, McAfee Antivirus,HIPS, Policy Auditor, RSD)Prefer DoD HBSS Administrator training

  • SPLUNK (Or Equivalent SEIM / Log Aggregationexperience)

  • Experience programming in C, C , C#, Ruby,Perl, Python, SQL

  • Proficiency in writing, editing, executingscripts on Windows, Linux, UNIX systems is highly desired

  • Familiarity with RMF and eMASS a plus

  • Familiarity with the NORAD-NORTHCOM and UnitedState Space Force (USSF) Missile Warning and Space Surveillance/SituationalAwareness missions

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting forextended periods of time at a desk (90%). Requires sitting at a computerterminal for long periods of time (90%). There is a possibility that due toparking availability and location of work area walking moderate to longdistances can sometimes be required.

Work Environment

Inside office/cubicle environment. Requires ability to interactprofessionally with co-workers and all levels of management (100%).

Equipment and Machines

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, copier, andother general office equipment (100%). Ability to conduct evaluation of thirdand fourth generation or current state of the art computer hardware andsoftware and its ability to support specific requirements, interfacing withother equipment and systems.


Attendance is critical. Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 daysper week, Monday through Friday. Being prompt is important to providecontinuous and on-going service to customers. Attendance is important tomaintain continuity of service. Work outside of normal duty hours may berequired with as little as one-hour advance notice. Overtime is infrequent, butimportant when required (1%).

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Mustbe able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization. Mustbe able to obtain unescorted access to work areas. Grooming and dress must beappropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to theemployee or others. IAT Level II certification is required. The minimum of aninterim Secret level DoD Security Clearance is required.

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Job Engineering

Primary Location United States-Colorado-Colorado Springs-NSC

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: ADV0000IY